remap keyboard screen-brightness buttons to volume controls?

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  1. mtalinm

    mtalinm Active Member

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    I hate hate hate that msft dropped the volume controls from the original Type cover. Since then, the keyboard has had keys for controlling the brightness of the keyboard, which i don't believe i have ever used on either my type cover 2 or 3.

    by any chance can they be remapped to function as volume controls? (which I use all the time). of course it's a first-world problem to have to reach up to the side of the tablet in order to change the volume, but it bugs me every day.

    registry hacks welcome...
     
  2. JoshB

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    If you get AutoHotKey and make a .ahk with this simple script below, it will make it to where when you hold Windows Key+up arrow volume goes up, and hitting Windows Key+Down arrow turns volume down.

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    #Up::Send {Volume_Up}
    #Down::Send {Volume_Down}
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    There are more complicated ones you can find that will show you a message/image of volume, but I can not check them out while at work. Here are some links:
    http://www.autohotkey.com/
    http://www.autohotkey.com/board/topic/94248-windows-8-inspired-gdip-volume-osd/
    http://www.autohotkey.com/board/topic/94165-simple-volume-osd/
     
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  3. Mikewired

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    Try 3rvx, I just found it
     
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    another AHK fan! I Like it!
     
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    AutoHotkey has so much awesomeness in it...
     
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